About

Hello!

I’m a science reporter and editor at KALW Public Radio in San Francisco. I also coordinate KALW’s training programs, including our nine-month Audio Academy apprenticeship program.

My work has aired on many outlets, including NPR, Reveal, Latino USA, and The California Report. I’m a recipient of numerous fellowships, including the UC Berkeley 11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism fellowship and the USC Annenberg Health Journalism fellowship.  I’m honored to have been awarded the Northern California Society for Professional Journalists’ 2019 Public Interest Award for the series I co-reported on childhood lead poisoning in the Bay Area.

I come to radio with a decade of work experience in science and teaching. I’ve had some great jobs, from working as a whale tour guide on trips to the Farallones islands to hiking around Southeast Alaska identifying birds while armed with a rifle in case of grizzly bears.

Drop me a line at marissa@kalw.org

** It’s recently been brought to my attention there are ads on this website! I’m in the process of moving to an ad-free site. Until then – please note that I do not endorse any of these ads and I’m not making any money off of them! Oh, the internet! **